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Saturday, July 20, 2019

ASUCR meeting update

Last week’s ASUCR meeting witnessed the passage of a UCI 11 resolution within weeks of the controversial incident’s two year anniversary.  The majority of the meeting, however, was centered on the public forum as...

2018 Midterm Elections Primer: California Propositions

Proposition 1: Proposition 1 authorizes $4 million in bonds to fund existing affordable housing programs, loans, grants and projects specifically for low-income residents, veterans, farmworkers, manufactured and mobile homes, infill and transit-oriented housing. The...

Wilcox takes heat from students in public forum

A crowd of about 100 students expressed frustration with UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox over his support of a controversial tuition plan and a failure to include students in decision-making processes during a public forum...

Free range chickens are parasite prone

UCR Entomology Professor Bradley A. Mullens and graduate student Amy C. Murillo have recently published a study in the Journal of Medical Entomology on Jan. 11 that surveyed free-range chickens for ectoparasites. Ectoparasites are...

The Lab: research from UCR and the UC system

UCR: Scientists identifies what makes insect repellant work DEET is a major ingredient used in insect repellents, and entomologists have struggled to find an answer to why insects are repelled by this colorless, oily liquid...

New senate approves walk-in candidate for elections director

Fresh new faces painted last week’s ASUCR special senate meeting as newly elected candidates carried out one of their first acts in the senate by selecting Senator Devin Plazo as the new president pro...

ASUCR discusses textbook sales, bylaw changes

At their first meeting of the winter quarter, ASUCR discussed topics such as professors assigning their own books to their classes, as well as proposed changes to bylaws that would decrease the amount of...

UCR researchers discover that 3-D printing materials may be toxic

University of California, Riverside graduate student Shirin Oskui recently tested 3-D printing materials for toxicity as part of a National Science Foundation grant. Along with adviser William Grover — biological engineer and assistant professor...

UC crowdfunds to raise money for student scholarships

On Sept. 15, the University of California (UC) started “Promise for Education," a crowdfunding campaign that calls for public donations aimed toward supporting scholarships for higher education. Geared toward a younger generation, the campaign...

Pedestrian hit by UCPD vehicle, Redditors’ responses suggest laxity by officers

A Feb. 19 Reddit post on the subreddit r/ucr reported that, on Feb. 18, a young woman “appeared to be hit by a police SUV” in Lot 24, pointing out that that it happened...